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i refer to the malaysian insider’s article ‘karpal refuses to apoligse, yet protest mounting’.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh said today that he would not apologise to Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak and that he would proceed with his plan to take legal action against the Sultan for allowing the Barisan Nasional (BN) to replace the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government in the state.
yeah! go karpal, go!
karpal has every right to sue the sultan. the sultan is not above the law, ok. it doesn’t mean when karpal sues the sultan, he is being disloyal or committing treason (as what umno youth had been shouting about) – the sultan is not above the law, ok. karpal knows his law. he is not doing any wrong at all if he wants to sue the sultan.
you know i believe that karpal had relented a bit (when he mentioned about meeting anwar) and maybe did thought of not sueing the sultan but then these idiots umno youth gangsters had to protest with banners criticising karpal and to the extend of saying stripping him of his citizenship – i believe that pushed karpal further to want to sue the sultan.
oh btw one of those idiots is the arrogant son-in-law. please read about him in susan loone’s. he even said stuffs like (not his exact words) "my youth members are angry. they have their limits, don’t blame me if they do something" and "this is insulting the sultan. i give permission to my youth members to do what they like". well well well, ain’t that seditious words? and yet the police and authorities close one eye – because he is UMNO!! if it is non umno who said it, everybody will jump up pointing the seditious fingers at her/him.oh yeah they also call upon the ISA to be use on karpal.
the protest by the youth – first in ipoh, how come no riot police? how come no one was arrested? but the gathering in support of nizar, riot police everywhere and 9 people were arrested!! then yesterday’s protest in kl in front of karpal’s office – why the police allows it? grrr! double standard!! double standard! DOUBLE STANDARD! :mad
didn’t i predicted that the umon protest they would screamed their lungs out about protecting malay’s rights? i was right! wasn’t this being racial? but it is ok because they are umnoputera. DOUBLE STANDARD! :evil i saw on tv one of the banners they carried said ‘melayu tak kan hilang dari dunia’. LOL! made me laugh so much!! beside the point of this being racial, which is no point talking about it since the law for umnoputera is, it is ok to be racial, what i want to talk about is this kind of slogan really reflect on the insecurity of the umnoputera. i had said it before numerous times, this is very silly because of course malays won’t disappear from the earth, and if there are a group of chinese who protest with slogan "chinese won’t disappear from the earth" i know i will die of embarassment.
the umno protest – looks like they were all out to protect the sultan…. huh? have they forgotten what happened nearly a year ago when the sultan of terengganu wanted to appoint a new MB? they protested against the sultan and even call the sultan names! see aisehman’s blog to jolt your memory.
coming back to karpal, about his earlier outburst at anwar – actually i do agree with him. agree with him on what he said about anwar but i don’t agree that PR need a new leader… not at this moment.
more often than not, what karpal said were true. very true. he is the remaining very few (or only one?) non umnoputera, opposition (as to federal) leader who dares to speak his mind. i admire him for his stand. he has principles. he is blunt all right but he always calls a spade a spade and never beat around the bush. remember when he spoke up regarding hudud laws during the time PAS talk about implementing it if PR takes over? he was the only one who dare to speak up!
hey, i’m not the only one supporting karpal singh – there are many who do support him. don’t forget to read the malaysian insider’s comments. majority of those supported him. several comments were very good, especially when they rightly hit out at the umno protest at the same time. so good, that i’m going to reproduce some of them here as a conclusion. (i’m bolding some parts for extra highlighting!).
written by eddydaud, February 10, 2009 Actually there is no provision in the Perlembagaan that can stop a Malaysian citizen to sue another Malaysian. UMNO youth should not use this to gain political mileage, the Sultan is a highly learned former Lord President, he knows the Law and he knows what he is doing. Just a show of support to the Sultan will do, no need to force Karpal to apologise or what, lagi keruhkan keadaan. Karpal have every right to sue BUT I believe he needs special permission from the AG before he can take this matter higher to the Special Court.
Having said that I was told that it is an exercise in futility to challenge the decision of the Sultan as decisions such as this cannot be subjected to judicial review. May be wrong, any constitutional lawyers out there who can enlighthen the not so well learned in Law.